A celebration of nature through the power of film
The Madeira Film Festival is non competitive, as opposed to filmmakers vying for the ‘best’ film, each attending delegate will become the Ambassador of the Laurissilva Forest ( an endemic species of trees found on Madeira. We attempt to screen impinging films to both a local audience and island visitors, should the exhibiting filmmaker be present the audience may have the opportunity to journey further into the film via a Q and A session. The festival has now completed it’s 6th edition with many previous guests returning. We are a small, intimate festival but relationships both personal and industrial are forged easily by virtue of the location. MFF also presents various events which compliment the week including fashion, plays, gala dinner and excursions to the Laurissilva Forest.
The Madeira Film Festival is staged at the Municipal Theatre plus other satellite venues within Funchal. The Municipal Theatre ( Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias ) is indeed a most aesthetically pleasing venue, we consider ourselves very lucky to present the films here in the centre of Funchal, the theatre holds up to 300 persons. We hope to offer both the audience and exhibiting filmmakers a memorable experience, virtue of location ought to sustain this remit and as MFF is indeed an intimate festival past editions indicate that both business and personal relationships are forged and maintained readily.
6 years of Indie Film.
The Madeira Film Festival is rapidly approaching it's 7th edition. A milestone, no less, 7 editions for the 7th art.…
Previous guests include Kyle Eastwood, Phamie Gow, Maria de Medeiras plus others. It is indeed a pleasure to welcome such…
Dance, ballet, awards.
The 'Laurissilva Award'' is presented to all delegates who attend the Madeira Film Festival in recognition of Madeira's endemic Laurel…
What We Do
An organic venture
The Madeira Film Festival is most honoured and humbled that HRH Don Duarte Duke Of Braganza has most kindly agreed to patron the festival. Recently Don Duarte attended the 2016 edition of the festival, enjoying films and the annual Reid's Gala Dinner.
Each month MFF in partnership with NOS Cinemas will screen one film at Forum Madeira. Striving to eschew the mundane we hope to illicit the golden-hour sunsets, the murmuring voiceovers over fragmented moments, wide-angle compositions and disorientated off-centre closeups on thoughtful faces. Independent film once a month, a breath of fresh…
Madeira, Portugal: the most enviable island on earth?
“I should think the situation of Madeira the most enviable on the whole earth. It ensures every European comfort with almost every tropical luxury.”
Director Brillante Mendoza talks to MFF.
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